Opening Hours & Admission

The Library and Photographic Collection are open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The entrance is at Via Gregoriana 30 and access is possible with a valid user ID card.

Closing Days

The Library and Photographic Collection will be closed on the following days:
Closing Days 2020 Download (PDF)

All other closing days will be announced on the front page of our website.

Admission to the Collections of the Institute

Candidates must have at least a Ph.D. degree in History of Art or Architecture. In exceptional cases Ph.D. students can be granted temporary admission if they present a letter of recommendation from their academic supervisor and a brief summary of their research project (1 or 2 pages).

The ID card giving access to the library and the photo library can be requested only by e-mail to the following address: . The requested ID card will then be issued upon appointment.

Candidates must present:

  • copy of their Ph.D. diploma
  • letter of recommendation from a university, research institute, or academic supervisor on official letterhead
  • completed admission form (see Online Download below)
  • passport or ID card
  • passport-sized photograph.

The ID card is valid for one year. In order to speed the renewal and issuance of new access cards, we ask guests to consult the terms of use and to bring the completed admission form to the Institute.

Online Download terms of use and admission form

The terms and conditions of use, including the admission form are available here.


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